Public Space Study - Joshua Mays Eastwoods Park is a...

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Joshua Mays Eastwoods Park is a relatively small public space located within a short walk from the UT campus, on Harris Park Ave. Along both sides of this street, there are cars parked for a number of blocks, yet very few cars belong to the visitors of this spot; the park’s lifeblood consists of students looking for a quiet but not sleepy study area, young professionals taking infants out for a stroller parade on the weekend, and lifelong Austinites who haven’t left the neighborhood. The physical shape of this park is roughly hexagonal—bordered on five sides by dense trees—with four gravel paths weaving between benches with barbeque pits and other established activity areas. Trees dot the areas separated by these pathways and blanket the grass with their fallen leaves. The majority of people, coming and going, seem to try to avoid walking off of the paths. The southern border of this park is made up of a concrete drainage ditch with the dead branches of the overhanging trees filling its basin; at two different times in this study
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